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April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019, 17,650 Americans (13,750 men and 3,900 women) will learn they have esophageal cancer and 16,080 (13,020 men and 3,060 women) will die of the disease. Esophageal cancer represents 1% of all new cancer cases in the U.S.
Learn how radiation therapy is used to treat esophageal cancers.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Once a diagnosis of cancer has been made, you will probably talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists, such as a surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. You will want to ask these doctors about all your treatment options.
SURVIVOR CIRCLE
ASTRO established the Survivor Circle to honor cancer survivors and support groups during our Annual Meeting. The application period for both the Survivor Circle Award and Survivor Circle Grant are now open.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
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Learn important questions to ask before, during and after your treatment, including questions on radiation safety.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCERS

Download the Radiation Therapy for Upper GI Cancers brochure.
View the side effects chart for radiation therapy for upper GI cancers.
Download the Radiation Therapy for Cancer brochure.
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